Confusion.

In my eyes, meditation is just a time to clear the mind, reflect, and manifest positive things. I do not feel comfortable in summoning spirits. I simply want another way to grow as a person while still maintaining my Christian faith. I have some form of stemming where I consistently rub my hands. It is starting to wear on my skin and it was suggested I look into a worry stone. During that time, I saw and read about healing Crystals. They say that you program them with affirmations to hold during meditation, or to place your intentions into. Again, I feel strongly about my religious beliefs at this time, but what can some positive thinking or speaking do? I have just been struggling with this. I really am interested in trying something holistic. I was inspired when my psych doc suggested lavender capsules to help ease my anxiety. It is like day and night. Amazing. I have never been into vitamins and what not. WOW. I guess I am hoping to find more ways to cope with my anxieties. I am doing therapy, taking medications, and writing. I am worried that it goes against the Bible.

This has always been a determent of mine from the Bible. I felt as though I was going to have to alter my whole life to conform. It hasn’t been like that at all. I honestly haven’t changed anything much physically. Emotionally on the other hand…I just don’t want to sacrifice an opportunity to learn about an alternative belief system. That is how I came to the Bible….I had to open my mind to learning.

I would love thoughts on this. Can both “spiritual beliefs” co-exist?

I am an open book. I don’t feel as though we can’t debate the existence of high powers. In my eyes, in a discussion and debate, I am able to provide education on my beliefs. It is a time to discuss, learn, and grow. If you do not feel as though you can do this, kindly bow out of the discussion, as will I. So much love and positive thoughts and intentions to every single one of you.

8 Replies to “Confusion.”

  1. I think both spiritual beliefs can co-exist. If your meditation and other practices are helping you with anxiety, you should keep doing them. Jesus isn’t here to heal you with a touch, so you should do the best you can with human healing methods.

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  2. When choosing to meditate, I’d like to just encourage you to find an encouraging Scripture in the Bible to meditate on.

    You can find one that speaks to you, or ponder the suggestions below:
    Joshua 1:8-9
    8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
    9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Psalm 23

    Proverbs 3:3-6
    3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
    4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
    5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
    6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    I peter 5:6-7
    6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
    7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

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    1. I do this actually. The idea with crystals is that you can program them to hold during meditation. I have some of mine specifically for encouragement, truth, understanding

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  3. I feel as though it is important to make the distinction where the power of your meditation comes from. Meaning God’s spirit gives us that unknowing peace. But I also believe that therapy and medication are useful tools in grounding your physical body as well. Because we are body and spirit. We cannot ignore either but instead nurture and strengthen both to help live out Jesus’s call on our life. 😊

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  4. I believe both are the same.. the crystals come from god’s beautiful planet he created them.
    I use crystals all the time they are my go too for meditation and anxiety

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